Woman & Delightfully Deceptive New Age Ministries

Delighfull Divine Woman Ministries - New AgeThere is a massive increase in Woman New Age ministries popping up all over South Africa under the disguise of Christianity.

Delightfully Divine Woman Ministries run by Luzanne Nel and Melinda du Plessis is one of them.

The name of their ministry is absolutely terrible.  Delightfully Divine Women?  This is completely shocking and totally unbiblical.  When you become a born again Christian you grow to become more Christ-like, you DO NOT become like Christ or a Christ or anything Divine for that matter.  However in New Age teaching you do, you become a god, you realise you are a god trapped in a human body part of a huge cosmos.

Delightfully Divine Woman Ministries say on their website:

Our Vision: Is to be obedient to what the Lord put in our hearts: to build a ministry that will uplift women in a practical fashion, inspiring them to live a fulfilled life in the Lord in their personal divine purpose

Our Mission: Putting our faith into action and fulfill the purpose He gave us!

Clearly they New Age Woman they have read Rick Warrens Purpose Driven Drivel books. (Please read, URGENT WARNING: Rick Warren – A New Age Prescription For Your Health).  Now their vision and mission it seems is not to preach the Gospel at all, but too do and speak other unbiblical things that are not found in the bible – let’s have a look shall we…

Their next event will take place on the 15 January 2011, where all woman are requested to:

“Bring your Mother, your Daughter, your Grandmother, or even just a Friend. You will be leaving refreshed and revived ~ Mind, Body, Spirit & Soul”.   There is no cost, which is the catch and ultimately draws the crowds.  All you are requested to do is “bless their ministry” with an offering “should you feel the desire in your heart to do so”.

The content of the seminar contains:

“Praise, Thanks & Worship, Teaching / Testimony, Soaking, Healing Dance Ministry & One-on-One Prayer.” Dress casual as you need to “Be prepared to set your feet and spirit free to Worship and Dance before Our King”. [Emphasis added]

Soaking is another word for Meditation (the occult version, not biblical prayer). Meditation crept into the church under the disguise of being Christian many years ago and is increasing in popularity.  Just because you listen to so called Christian music while practicing an occult practice does not make it Christian.  Meditation trains one to clear one’s mind of wandering thoughts and focus on the absolute truth or all.  This type of meditative prayer seeks to experience God’s presence through mystical practices, which is dangerously esoteric as you enter a trance like meditative or contemplative state.

While everyone at Delightfully Divine Woman Ministriesare meditating and clearing their minds, the Bible tells you that you are to:

1 Peter 5:8    8 Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

The title of the seminar is Give Praise and Thanks. But to whom? I find it fascinating that no where on the newsletter, nor anywhere on their website do they mention the name of Jesus Christ. But then again they are a New Age ministry disguised as Christian so I should not be that surprised.

Luzanne and Melinda are staging “Delightfully Divine Woman Ministries Healing Dance” or “spirit-led dance therapy to break loose from bondage, to restore broken hearts, to become One with THE ONE and move in the rhythm and flow as [sic] God works in your heart“.   [Emphasis added]

There are 2 problems with this;  1)  It’s completely unbiblical, 2) It’s completely and utterly New Age.

  • No where in the bible does one find spirit led dance therapy or anything of the kind.
  • You can’t set the Holy Spirit free but you certainly can freely invite other unclean spirits to enter you.
  • The Holy Spirit of the Bible DOES NOT dance, nor does He lead anyone too dance.  The fake ‘holy spirit’ (6th Chakra – Third Eye) found in New Age teaching however does.
  • Spirit led dance therapy DOES NOT loose you from bondage. Jesus Christ and repentance of sin does.
  • Spirit led dance therapy DOES NOT restore broken hearts.  Jesus Christ and obedience to His commandments does.
  • Dance therapy is actually a type of psychotherapy
    • Spirit Led Dance Therapy is just another type of meditative practice and falls under the category of ‘Healing Arts’ within the New Age religion. width=
    • New Age dance therapy uses dance, movement and playing to inspire the body, mind and spirit for a greater sense of wholeness, harmony, and freedom.
    • This Dance Meditation engages that creative source (your inner god) supposedly inherent in all of us thereby making each session a magical experience as you connect with a higher energy bigger than yourself ; note Delightfully Divine Woman Ministries say that you, become “One with THE ONE“.
      • “This understanding brings us to the most controversial concept of the New Age philosophy: the belief that God lies within, and therefore we are each part of God.” Shirely Maclaine, Going Within, London: Bantam Books, 1994, p. 100
    • New Age Dance Therapy DOES NOT help you find joy, self-acceptance, etc. It is Jesus Christ who is the One who provides ALL these things.
    • God DOES NOT work in ones heart via music.  ONLY first believing in Jesus Christ and through repentance of sin can God work in ones heart.
    • Dancing to different rhythms especially with the purpose of Awakening ones self is actually activating the different Chakras in the body.  (Read:  7 Colours of the Rainbow and the 7 Chakras – How the Chakras/Tree of Life have infiltrated Christianity)
    • The New Age Tree of Life vs Biblical Tree of Life:  Tree of Life – Meditation vs Prayer

The Bible clearly tells us that mankind’s problems DO NOT stem from their ignorance that they are gods but rather that we all have a sinful nature (Romans 3:23). Human beings are not gods. God and humanity stand realms apart in nature and attributes.

But many people will say, but the bible says in John 10:34  “Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, “You are gods”‘?

Let me explain:

Jesus was in dialogue with the Jews of His day and quoting from the Old Testament Psalms, saying:  “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, “You are gods”‘?  The Jews wanted to stone Jesus for calling God His Father and making Himself equal with God.  So Jesus quotes Pslam 82 to them to show the distinction between himself and those in Pslam 82 who were called ‘gods’.  Pslam 82 was written AGAINST certain unjust rulers in Israel’s history.  Men of high distinction (Judges/Rulers) were almost seen as gods because of the power they wielded over the nation.  The problem is these men were UNJUST.  Verse 82:2  says:  “How long will you judge unjustly, And show partiality to the wicked? and verses 6-7 say,  6 “I said, “You are gods, And all of you are children of the Most High.”  7 But you shall die like men,  And fall like one of the princes.”  So these rulers are not gods, they were given this name by mere men, but were they still children of God?  Yes.  But they will die like everyone else.  So the point Jesus was making was that if unjust rulers can be called gods (by men), how can the Jews who wanted to stone Him object to Him saying that he was the Son of God?

Can you see how easily scripture gets twisted and the next minute you have women running around teaching New Age teachings under the banner of Christianity.

Beware!  Delightfully Divine Woman Ministries promote the following books:

Philip Yancey on Unity Between All Religions says; “Perhaps our day calls for a new kind of ecumenical movement: not of doctrine, nor even of religious unity, but one that builds on what Jews, Christians, and Muslims hold in common….  Indeed, Jews, Christians, and Muslims have much in common.”  http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2004/011/18.120.html

On the following webpage it appears Luzunne is receiving extra biblical revelation from another source. A spirit called ‘Wisdom’ says:

“Yes daughter, I am wisdom.  Come to Me and seek Me frequently.  I will teach you.”

The Holy Spirit of the Bible DOES NOT speak to Christians like this.  This is completely demonic.

Again this is what ‘Wisdom’ had to say to Luzanne:

“Daughter, I remind you again today to remain in the flow of My Spirit.  Remain in My stream of Living Water.

Allow yourself to float in the gentle stream of life.

Moses was just a baby boy floating down My River of Grace, and the gentle flow of My stream took him to ultimate purpose and destiny.

Moses remained faithful and obedient to my instruction almost until the end.  He became weary and impatient.  He denied divine destiny & instruction.

He chose to follow self.  I had to withdrew my hand of blessing and reward.”  [Emphasis added]

‘Wisdom’ (another name for her is goddess Sophia) is not very wise and a downright demonic liar because no where in the Bible do I find that Moses denied God in any way and no where did God remove His hand from him.  Once again, just the slight twisting of scripture;  Moses never entered the promise land, but he most certainly entered Heaven.

This is what the Bible says:

The appearance of Moses and Elijah when Jesus Christ is Transfigured

Matthew 17:1-4

1 Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, led them up on a high mountain by themselves; 2 and He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light. 3 And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him. 4 Then Peter answered and said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here; if You wish, let us make here three tabernacles: one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”

Right…

Now I do not know if Luxanne and Melinda are ignorant too what they are doing, or they know fully well what they are doing by pushing this New Age rubbish onto unsuspecting people.  We will find out soon enough.  They have 2 choices, carry on in error or learn the Gospel truth and stop leading others astray – and possibly change their little ministry into something truly special for God.

In the mean time it is my duty to warn women and children out there as to what this New Age ministry is all about.

Notes and Updates:

25 Jan 2011 – It would appear after all the warnings, DDWM is still continuing in error with even more conferences.

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Deborah (Discerning the World)

Deborah Ellish is the author of the above article. Discerning the World is an internet Christian Ministry based in Johannesburg South Africa. Tom Lessing and Deborah Ellish both own Discerning the World. For more information see the About this Website page below the comments section.

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Hester

Thanks so much for the response. Sjo, it is painful to say the least. I have been reading (just about all day) and will keep on reading, learning, watching and praying. Judging from some of the comments on some of your articles, I also pray that you will be strengthened and not get tired in your pursuit of truth as I am sure it must be very draining. God Bless.

TB

Have you posted something on Retha McPherson yet?

Kate Akele

I’m about to puke over the stuff about these guys. Ever wondered why CHRIS OYAKHILOME is home and dry in SA? The EFCC(Nigeria’s anticorruption body) has made Naija hot for him to stay! As for TB JOSHUA and as we say here in Nigeria, is it now you guys know who he is? An investigative reporter(died 3 years ago) blew the lid off him ten/nine years back and LOST his job! Two pastors, Chris Okotie and Tunde Bakare, were verbally ROASTED for pointing out Oyakhilome’s dubious spiritual antecedents as far back as 7 years ago. As for RB, I now see why WF Kumuyi FORBADE church members from buying books by RB and C. Peter Wagner over 20 years ago. Did anyone listen? unfortunately, I didn’t.*shamefaced grin*

Robbie

Hi Debs…

This is growing (deceptive ministries)despite all the warnings. Like warts, you can’t seem to get rid of them.
You got something on Divine Love Ministries? The have an online bible school…

I am lookin’!

Momlovesu

Deborah, It seems a lot of people incorrectly perceive “Love” to be all sweet, non confrontational communication. But Jesus turned tables over to make his point. My parents punished me when I was wrong, even if I was not aware of the rules. Those who put themselves in a “teaching/leadership” position of the sheep need to understand that this position carries a tremendous responsibility and the obligation to strictly adhere to the biblical word. If they are going to imply in any way that they are leading “sheep”, a STERN word and redirection IS called for by those who have the outstanding discernment skills. Discerning false teaching is a true gift and those truly following Jesus Christ will appreciate the redirect. Twisting God’s word is no joke and one small change can lead countless people into the pit of hell. We are all so very blessed to have you on the “front lines” studying, training, and rightly dividing the bible. It is EXTREMELY time-consuming to do this work and you selflessly take the fight on every day for HIS glory, certainly not for your own.
Thank you so very much, you are appreciated and loved by this mom!

Momlovesu

To Monique re: glasses half empty….a glass half full of truth is a glass FULL of a whole LIE. If an airplane was falling out of the sky and you could save everyone on board by sternly screaming at them to put on a parachute….wouldn’t that be a very loving thing to do? Some how sweetly reasoning with them will lose most people in the plane.

logica

Well, the bible state numerous times that women are submissive and beneath men. do you deny that? Do you enjoy being the second to your male counterpart?

Martin Horan

You’re certainly reaching me, Deborah!
And, I have to say, you occasionally put a smile on my face.
I was just reading the above comments and the accusations against you. It’s ironical that people tell you not to judge while they are judging you. More ironically: you’re judgment is soundly biblical and theirs is anything but!
You handle the word of Truth well.
I wonder what these people think of Christ’s categorical statements.
We only have to think of how he called the Pharisees “Whited sepulchres–rotten–full of dead men’s bones.” He claimed to be “the Way the Truth and the Life” and that “no man can come to the Father but by ME.”
I mean who did He think He was!?
Well, He Himself makes that very clear and plain: “My Father and I are one.”
So is He saying Buddha, Mohammad, popes, gurus and all these spiritual New Age nice, kind, loving guys have nothing to offer?
Yes He is.
Well, if that’s so–from an inclusive liberal viewpoint–this guy was some kind of fascist.
How harsh and unkind He was!
As for the Apostle Paul, tearing a strip off Peter in front of everyone! I mean where’s the kindness there?
Please pardon my sarcasm. But that’s actually what your detractors are doing with you: accusing you of harshness and unkindness.
The facts you state are unpalatable for many but they are biblical facts nevertheless. So your detractors remind me of someone who sees 1+1 equaling 2 as unpalatable. Even so 1+1 does equal 2 and it always has done since God created things; and it always will do–this side of eternity anyway. If people find that unpalatable they are in trouble when it comes to anything mathematical.
The Bible facts are the same in a sense:
If people refuse to conform to the laws of mathematics they will end up confused and wrong. It’s the same with the Word of God. If we do not conform to the teachings of the Bible we will end up confused and wrong but in a way that is detrimental to us eternally.
You are right to refuse any kind of false doctrine.
As the Apostle Paul warns, a little leaven leavens the whole lump. Leaven was symbolic of sin. It also applies to false doctrine. Some people don’t like to be warned of false doctrine. Yet Paul warns us (unlovingly to liberals, I guess) that “…the time will cme when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears” [2 Tim 4:3].
Over here in Britain we have a man called Nicky Gumbel who runs (or used to run) the Alpha Course. Nicky Gumbel stated that he tries never to be critical. Yet he doesn’t mind criticising certain Baptists who he finds unloving. That is, people who will contend for the faith once delivered–as Paul exhorts us to do. And Paul, note, tells us to CONTEND. (Which is exactly what you’re doing Deborah.) Contend means contend, it doesn’t mean, “You have your point and I have mine and we will agree to differ.” No, it means the opposite.
We cannot say to someone, “You believe 5+5 equals 10, well I believe it equals 11 so we’ll just agree to differ.”
If we were to say that to anyone they would think us insane or very stupid. And they’d be right. Yet people dare to do that with the infallible word of God. And these people who do so claim to be Christians. What does that do to unbelievers when they see that Christians don’t even believe God’s Word is infallible? Why then should they believe in it when Christians themselves dispute its accuracy?
People who dare to contend for the faith once delivered–that is, who try to be sound doctrinally–are now accused of being pharisaical.
Actually, the Pharisees were NOT sound doctrinally. The Lord castigated them for putting man’s traditions above the WORD OF GOD.
And, even so, the New Testament gives us examples of Pharisees who were saved and it was the Pharisee Gamaliel who warned the Sanhedrin against opposing the Jewish Christians. Also, it was Pharisees who took Paul’s side against the Saducees [Acts 27]. Interestingly enough, there is no mention in the New Testament of ANY Saducees–the “tolerant” ecumenics of their day–being saved.
Let us not forget that the Saducees were the ecumenics of that day. They would have been appalled to have been called paganistic but it’s what they actually were. They adopted bits of Greek and Roman philosophy into their thinking, something the Pharisees never did.
So we shouldn’t worry too much about modern-day Saducees calling us Pharisees because we contend for the faith once delivered.
I find your stance admirable because you know you will get flack but you are contending nevertheless. We are told that we will be hated and that the World loves its own. And it is Jesus Himself Who tells us! He warns us more than anything about deception. But the sad thing is, that would still be far above the heads of many professing Christians if they were flying in a plane three miles above the Atlantic.
Jesus warns us mostly about deception. And who will deceive us? Those who say I am Christ [Matt 24:5] will. Yet the word there in the original Greek is actually “annointed.” And many of these people today are claiming they are God’s annointed. We ought to remember too that Jesus said they will come in HIS Name, not in the name of Buddha, Mohammad, Krishna or any other false god. No, they will come in the Name of Christ and that is why we have to be extra vigilant.
So we have been warned. And Jesus Himself tells us we have been warned [Matt 24:25]. So we are really without excuse and it will be the same when we stand before Him. So it’s best we think on these things now and conform to what God’s Holy Word tells us. Whatever we put before God is our god.
Christians ought to be aware that we cannot take any beliefs or philosophies of this world–of which Satan is the god [2 Cor 4:4]–and try to merge them with God’s Word. It doesn’t work, not even by applying the very smallest amount.
A tiny drop of cyanide in a glass of water will still kill you. A tiny bit of Satan’s reasoning mixed in with ours can still kill us–eternally.
Thank you, Deborah, for contending for the one True cause that brings eternal life.

TB

When this article was posted in 2011 it started an amazing journey for me. Now, 18 months later, I can only look back and thank God! It’s not been easy though… God knows, the knowledge I have gained has changed my life (and the course of our ministry). Praise God.

Paul (Continue in His Word)

TB

“In the past 18 months have YOU journeyed from deception and New Age beliefs to the truth that is found in Jesus-Christ and His Word alone? Has this article helped you?”

If yes, I say thank you Lord, for there is more joy in Heaven for one sinner who repents than for 99 righteous who do not need repentance (I am paraphrasing the verse in Luke’s gospel)

P MARTIN

I have two questions. Bible says there is nothing new under the sun. Has these practices of “dance” and New Age-ism occurred in the Christian church before and was rebuked? I see in my church and others a new thing called Praise Dancing…sort of ballet-like and with streamers. Second..why does New Age-ism target mostly women? Are women easier to influence because today we try convincing women they are “victimized” in everything they encounter?

Teresa

Deborah,
I just found this blog, and read all the comments. I just wanted to tell you that I believe you are doing a great service. Keep up the good work.

Dorothy Maltman

Deborah (Discerning the World) wrote:

Anton

Oh YES OF COURSE. I am in the process of writing an article on her and her son. This is a demonic situation through and through. Forget about the status factor, there is a lot more to this story.

Dorothy Maltman

So glad Debbie! I was always wondering about her and this supernatural thing that happened .God bless you !

Kitty

2 Samuel 6:14-23

New King James Version (NKJV)

14 Then David danced before the Lord with all his might; and David was wearing a linen ephod. 15 So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the Lord with shouting and with the sound of the trumpet.

16 Now as the ark of the Lord came into the City of David, Michal, Saul’s daughter, looked through a window and saw King David leaping and whirling before the Lord; and she despised him in her heart. 17 So they brought the ark of the Lord, and set it in its place in the midst of the tabernacle that David had erected for it. Then David offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the Lord. 18 And when David had finished offering burnt offerings and peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the Lord of hosts. 19 Then he distributed among all the people, among the whole multitude of Israel, both the women and the men, to everyone a loaf of bread, a piece of meat, and a cake of raisins. So all the people departed, everyone to his house.

20 Then David returned to bless his household. And Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David, and said, “How glorious was the king of Israel today, uncovering himself today in the eyes of the maids of his servants, as one of the base fellows shamelessly uncovers himself!”

21 So David said to Michal, “It was before the Lord, who chose me instead of your father and all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of the Lord, over Israel. Therefore I will play music before the Lord. 22 And I will be even more undignified than this, and will be humble in my own sight. But as for the maidservants of whom you have spoken, by them I will be held in honor.”

23 Therefore Michal the daughter of Saul had no children to the day of her death.

Kitty

Psalm 149:3
Let them praise his name with dancing, making melody to him with tambourine and lyre!

Ecclesiastes 3:4
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

Psalm 150:4
Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe!

Psalm 30:11
You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; you have loosed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness,

Exodus 15:20
Then Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a tambourine in her hand, and all the women went out after her with tambourines and dancing.

Psalm 149:1-9
Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise in the assembly of the godly! Let Israel be glad in his Maker; let the children of Zion rejoice in their King! Let them praise his name with dancing, making melody to him with tambourine and lyre! For the Lord takes pleasure in his people; he adorns the humble with salvation. Let the godly exult in glory; let them sing for joy on their beds. …

Beth H

Deborah, I have stumbled across this sight while looking for a Retha Mcpherson video. I have been following them for some time, please share why you believe that they are not truly of Christ. I dont want to be decieved, but I can truly not see where you are coming from in relation to them. Thanks Beth

Natasha

Hi
I came across this site by chance and am shocked at the un christian like attitude you possess. alot of people go around calling themselves christians and even go to church every sunday but what lies in thier hearts is tuely scary. your actions and words are meant to be a testament to show God’s love and help turn others towards God, not away from Him. I believe its those actions , your good heart and your belief in the Lord Almighty will get you into heaven. Do not assume that because you go to church and call yourself a christian you will get in. the comments and article above display alot of hatred. Do not judge. that is for God to do. I pray that you have peace in your heart and soul and that God does indeed show you how to LOVE.
God Bless :)

Robbie

Natasha,

What is shocking is the lack of Biblical knowledge and specifically wisdom. The wisdom that follows true inspiration when searching the scriptures.
Read what Deborah proposed to you. I would really like to see your reply then.

Ida Geyser

Deborah, I just love the way you expose these false preachers. At the last ladies meeting at a renowned church I did not understand why the lady pastor would suddenly stop and start “prophesying” over some lady and then just predict some future happenings for her, much like a gypsy. I left early and got away!! Thanks for these early warnings, lots of ladies fall for this un biblical stuff. You don’t beat around the bush, hey?  :thumbsup:

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